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Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time

ISBN13: 9780739482636
ISBN: 0061155772
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $14.95
Publisher: HarperOne
Published Date:
Pages: 256
Average Goodreads rating: 4.08/5 (263 ratings)

No view of the modern world is complete without an understanding of Islam. To understand Islam, we must understand Muhammad- as a Prophet and Man

British author Karen Armstrong explains "western shallow understanding" of Muslims’ prophet Muhammad and presents a clear and solid account of His biography. She clears up a huge amount of western fallacies about the Prophet presenting credible justifications and rich referencing. ‘We must approach his life in a balanced way, in order to appreciate his considerable achievements’, says in her book’s introduction and boldly states 'The Prophet Muhammad' was not a man of violence’

Karen Armstrong has used abundant literature to support an impartial account of the Prophet’s life as an individual and a leader. He is reported to be a man who embraced all the distinguished human qualities that every human must follow and learn from. She affirmed that Muhammad’s struggle was not driven by a hope to impose religious orthodoxy but to ‘change people’s hearts and minds’. He was entrusted to convey and disseminate Allah’s final religion and extricate people from the darkness of ignorance and despotism.

‘We have a long history of Islamophobia in Western culture that dates back to the time of the Crusades’, Armstrong declares before she asserts that ‘Muhammad was not a man of violence’. She calls on people to ‘approach his life in a balanced way, in order to appreciate his considerable achievements’. According to Armstrong, misconception about Muhammed and His religion cultivates inaccurate prejudice, which harms human values of tolerance, liberality, and compassion.